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Glenn R. Miller

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...

October, 2019, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA – Public libraries in Northwest Pennsylvania strengthen collaboration efforts. A new regional collaboration: SNOE Library District, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, will move our public libraries forward into the future. The partnership...

AAUW is offering grants from $2000 to $10,000 for projects that use innovative approaches to address local community needs or build links among community partners and/or build partnerships between schools and community organizations.  The deadline is December 1, 2019.  Read...

HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 260 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. AND WebJunction courses and webinars provide CE Hours for library staff in PA libraries!  Explore the catalog...

Nature Backpack

Themed backpacks used to explore and learn about the many forms of nature in backyards and the region’s green spaces Pittsburgh (May 28, 2019) – The Allegheny County Library Association, Allegheny County Parks, Allegheny Land Trust and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2019 Friends Institute The Institute will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA.  This is the sixth Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network...

Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

                This summer, the Bellwood-Antis Public Library is teaming up with Blair Senior Services to present Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and over. Response from the community has been extremely enthusiastic, and the library...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries in partnership with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), is developing a state-wide version of the Institute for Museum and Library Services funded Future Ready with the Library (FRwtL) project. In Pennsylvania the program will...